Today would have been Mr. Roger’s 87th birthday. Fred Rogers connection to Florida is that he went to Rollins College in Witner Park and in 1951 he earned a bachelor’s degree in music composition. It was from Rollins that Rogers was hired by NBC in New York to produce and be floor director for programs in New York City. Thus he started his entertainment career that would eventually lead him to developing a children’s programs that included a cast of characters in Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood.

Established in 1885 in Winter Park, Rollins College is a private college with one of the most beautiful campuses in Florida. Next time around Winter Park, take a – careful- ride through the Rollins campus. Click here to learn more about the college-http://www.rollins.edu

The address of Rollins is 1000 Holt Avenue, Winter Park, 32789

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